Good and Bad at Games

Good and Bad at Games is a UK television drama that was one of the first programmes broadcast on Channel 4 Television in 1983. The screenplay was written by William Boyd and the lead roles of Cox, Mount and Niles were played by Anton Lesser, Dominic Jephcott and Martyn Stanbridge. A young Rupert Graves also appears briefly as Guthrie. The film was directed by Jack Gold and produced by Victor Glynn.

Good and Bad at Games
Written byWilliam Boyd
Directed byJack Gold
StarringAnton Lesser
Dominic Jephcott
Martyn Stanbridge
Composer(s)Cream (songs featured in the film)
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Original language(s)English
Producer(s)by Victor Glynn
Original networkChannel 4
Original release1983

The story, told partly in flashback to 1968, concerns a clique of English public schoolboys who bully and humiliate an unpopular younger pupil (Cox) who is 'bad at games'. Ten years later Cox uses the naive and equal outsider Niles, who is only included in the clique because he is 'good at games', to find out more about the lead persecutor (Mount), in order to exact revenge.



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